Breaking Internetional News: 2017-10-21 19:11:27

  • Spain to sack Catalan President amid independence standoff
    • This exclusive drone footage shows the destroyed streets and buildings of Raqqa, a city in Syria that has recently been liberated from ISIS control.
  • Trump plans to release classified JFK documents
    • President Donald Trump said Saturday he intends to allow the release of classified government documents about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy "subject to the receipt of further information."
  • Trump keeps up attack on 'wacky' Congresswoman
    • President Donald Trump on Saturday continued lashing out at the Democratic congresswoman who offered a critical account of his conversation with the widow of a fallen US soldier, calling the congresswoman "wacky."
  • Steve Bannon launches blistering attack on Bush
    • Steve Bannon delivered a blistering attack on former President George W. Bush during an address at the California GOP Convention Friday night, questioning his intelligence and whether the former President understood the speech that he delivered this week.
  • Missing soldier found nearly a mile from Niger ambush
    • Sgt. La David Johnson was found nearly a mile away from the central scene of the ambush in Niger that killed four US soldiers -- including Johnson -- and wounded two others, four administration officials familiar with the early assessment of what happened told CNN on Friday.
  • Trump spokeswoman's outrageous words about media
    • White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said something during her daily press briefing Friday that actually took my breath away.
  • WHO under fire after Mugabe named 'goodwill' ambassador
    • The World Health Organization is under fire after it selected Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as its goodwill ambassador.
  • Investigators spoke with Russians present at Trump Jr. meeting
    • Senate intelligence committee investigators have spoken with several Russians who attended a June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Donald Trump Jr., a sign that the matter remains a significant focus for lawmakers looking into potential coordination between Trump associates and Kremlin-linked operatives during the presidential campaign. 
  • Two Italian regions prepare for referendums
    • While the rest of the world has its eyes on the outcome of Catalonia's tussle for independence, two of Italy's most prosperous regions are set to go against the establishment with a vote of their own.
  • Preyed on by the powerful, silenced by complicity
    • President Trump wants to see what can be done about the violence, refugee and famine crisis in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nikki Haley writes.
  • At least 15 killed in Kabul suicide attack
    • At least 15 people died in a suicide bombing Saturday in Kabul, the latest in a string of attacks this week across war-weary Afghanistan.
  • Police arrest 3 over Nazi salutes, shots at protesters
    • Police in Florida arrested three men who allegedly made Nazi salutes, repeated Hitler chants and then shot at a group of protesters after white supremacist leader Richard Spencer's speech at the University of Florida on Thursday.
  • David A. Andelman: What Chad has to do with Trump and Niger
    • Just how was it left to Nigerian troops, French helicopters and some contract aircraft to find and fetch the bodies of our heroic service members killed in Niger?
  • Dozens killed in two Afghan mosque attacks
    • Suicide attackers in Afghanistan killed nearly 60 people at two mosques Friday -- one in the Afghan capital of Kabul and the other in the central province of Ghor.
  • Fraught US visit for Singapore PM
    • If Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong can return home from his visit to the White House with nothing more than a photo op with Donald Trump, some good headlines in the Singapore press and a contract to buy a few billion dollars' worth of planes from Boeing, he will consider the trip a success.
  • Workers hang from helicopters to fix power in Puerto Rico
    • Athena Castilla struggles to concentrate, the words slipping from her sentences as she tries to describe her sister, Andrea.
  • The women risking their lives for gay rights
    • As South Korea's Y. E. Yang strode across the 18th fairway at Hazeltine National on a sunny August afternoon eight years ago, a television commentator said what everyone was thinking.
  • Merkel eases May's Brexit nightmare
    • European leaders have indicated that they are ready to start discussing their post-Brexit relationship the UK, giving embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May a much-needed boost after months of talks that appeared to be going nowhere.
  • The simple yes-no question dividing Australia's suburbs
    • Few issues have divided the Australian public in recent times as much as the vote on same-sex marriage.
  • How a month of hurricane nightmares changed Puerto Rico
    • I am writing this in the dark. The hotel doesn't have power, and one of the generators failed. I had to walk up 10 flights of stairs to get to my hotel room because the elevators don't work. The lights have been flickering all night.